"If providence did beards devise,
To prove the wearers of them wise,
A fulsome goat would then, by nature,
Excel each other human creature." - Thomas D'Urfey

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Best Gardening Hat - EVER!

It's green for growing things.
It's reversible.
It's washable.
It's adjustable.
It's packable.
It's cool in the summer, but warm in the winter.
It's made of moleskin on one side (the material - not the animal), so it sheds water (very important in Washington).
The brim can be worn up, down, or any combination thereof.
The top can stick straight up, or be kind of crumpled (as shown).
It is all stitched on an old treadle machine (no electricity used) and parts hand-stitched.
And the best part ...
It's shaped like a Witch's hat!
It's going to be a great Spring!


"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Gracious! I love it!!!!!!!!!!

Where can we get our own????

And so nice to see the Goatmother!

I know that you "Marigold", are marvelous to look at, every time I come to your blog. But it is very, very nice to see the Goatmother, once in a while, ya'know. :-)

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Mmmmmm, I do hope I didn't hurt your feelings, Dear Marigold. By saying that. I do hope so.

Not being knowledgeable of goats and their habits, perhaps goats are more sensitive in spring time... Or something... -sigh-

Well, all I can do now, is assure you that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your picture, Dear Marigold. I do. I do. I do. Even if I did like to see one, of the Goatmother.

-chuckle- There! I certainly want to stay on the right side of the maintainer of this blog, now don't I? And I know, Dear Marigold, that it is you.


Millie said...

What a wonderful hat! Where did you ever find that? No, don't tell me because then the human would probably make me wear it.

Marigold said...

Dearest Auntie,
The Goatmother attended a local Garden Show and this is where she found the wonderful hat. I am deeply saddened she did not think to buy one for me. Nonetheless, the lady has a website! I see that she has the 'pointy' hat listed, so I suppose you would contact her about materials etc. WWW.freshhats.com is the website and the nice lady's name is M. Rene Ewbank, Master Milliner. I must warn you that it might be more $ than you might feel is necessary for a garden hat, but considering all its features and how it is produced, the Goatmother thought it was a fair price. Not to mention how cute and unique it is! Now if we just get her to stop wearing it for awhile. Oy.

Marigold said...

Dear Auntie,
No offense taken. Since I am not subject to pickysnits, it is pretty difficult to offend me. Alpines, on the other hand, are a different story, but since I never allow Ella on here, you are safe. :) By the way, I see on the hat lady's website that I can't get her 'About' link to work, so if you are truly interested, I do have a phone number where I could possibly obtain an email address. :)

Marigold said...

Dear Millie,
Fear not! There are no ear holes so probably only the human would wear it. For information, please see my replies to Auntie. All the lady's hats are adorable and very well made. A little pricey, I suppose, but considering all the features they have, they are well worth the price (and virtually hand/treadle machine done)is a plus. It will last forever, and it is a good thing since we can't get the Goatmother to stop wearing it.

Kelly said...

I love your hat! Maybe a smaller on for Marigold would be nice. After all she has to protect her delicate skin from the sun.

Marigold said...

Dear Kelly,
She won't share! What is the world coming to when you won't share with your goat? Oy.

Planet Penny said...

It's a wonderful hat, and I'm sure if you're wearing you'll be able to do spells. (Just don't turn Marigiold into a frog!)

Marigold said...

Dear Penny,
Please do NOT give the Goatmother any ideas! Oy.

Anonymous said...

Very cute!!!

Marigold said...

Dear Goats and Hounds,
The Goatmother thanks you very kindly!

Mrs. Micawber said...

My sister has a similar hat, although not pointy and, alas, not treadle-machine-sewn (it bears an expensive sporty brand name) - but waterproof, crushable, floatable (or do I mean unsinkable), and all of those other great things. She loves it and wears it all summer long.

I really like the topstitching on the Goatmother's version. Will she be wearing it in 225 days?

Marigold said...

Dear Mrs. Micawber,
I'd be willing to bet your sister loves her hat as well. And, yes, it is quite likely the Goatmother will be wearing it on that auspicious occasion you mention, especially since we can't get it off her head now. The picture didn't show, but in its reversed position, the pointy part is the dark green moleskin (of which you only see a little in the picture). So she'll be able to change it to suit her mood (or to cover the dirt that will inevitably appear from never taking it off.) :)

J (suspicious) said...

Pray tell please: where did the lean machine get her hat? That sweet little face DOES look slimmer!

Wait a minute, apparently I am not the only one asking this question. I can feel the pull of others' comments. Let me read for a moment--tick tock.

Okay, got it, a gardening show! Are you sure it wasn't a spring coven celebration? You know the hat resembles a witches topper--one could easily believe the GM is up to stuff that alters reality. Easily.

Be very careful of what you do or say or write, Marigold. There is a lot of grass that needs mowing and we all know Fireball needs to patootie plant on something.

Be afraid of singe city.

Marigold said...

Dear J,
Fear not, if the Goatmother really does change reality, I don't think it will affect you one little bit. :) I'm just sayin' ...

Snowcatcher said...

You know what I like best about that cute hat? The smile it draws from the Goatmother!

Marigold said...

Dear Snowcatcher,
Gosh, Oh Gee, the Goatmother thanks you. Hey, at least she didn't break the camera. :)

Claire the Shepherdess said...

The goatmother always has such a delightful smile when we do get a glimpse of her. How lovely to see her again! But she will not have that smile for long when I come for a so-called visit, with the ulterior motive of hat theft. Oh, it is a great and lovely thing, that hat. Perhaps I shall try to replicate it on my own sewing apparatus...

Marigold said...

Dear Claire,
You wouldn't dare destroy the Goatmother's good mood, would you? I mean, I value my Peanuts and I get more when she's in a good mood. Nonetheless, the Goatmother isn't a good seamstress like you, so she is relegated to the realm of buying other people's handiwork. If you can sew (which we know you can) I think you should make one! You could start a whole cottage industry! Go Claire!

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Anonymous said...

The Goatmother is very pretty for a human. Hopefully the pointy hat will be a reminder to stick with the points. Otherwise I only like hats that taste good.

Marigold said...

Dear BuffyBelle,
The Goatmother says to tell you 'Awww, shucks! Thanks! If only that were true." :)

denise f said...

That is simply the best-est and most perfect-est gardening hat I've ever seen!

Marigold said...

Dear Denise,
That would be a big 10-4, good buddy! :)